Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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System freezes during boot after failed upgrade

I was running an upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. About 80% of the way through KDE crashed and the system became unresponsive. I restart and now the system hangs during boot and I am unable to drop ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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Shotwell stopped working after upgrading Ubuntu (14.04 to 15.10)

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 and when I tried to open Shotwell, I only got the following message (Shotwell main window not even starts): Your photo library is not compatible with ...
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How to decide which certificates to trust?

When upgrading from 15.04 to 15.10, the ca-certificates-configuration askes me nicely to tick off all new certificates I am going to trust. Although it is nice to ask, it gives me no hint how to ...
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Update to 15.10 breaks networking

I upgraded two XUbuntu machines from 15.04 to 15.10. After the upgrade, the first machine no longer had working Ethernet. For the second machine I used this post and followed the first option: sudo ...
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Is it still possible to do distribution upgrade using apt-fast?

Over the past several upgrades, I've used the method in this thread: How to perform a distribution upgrade using apt-fast? However, when I've tried to use this method to upgrade to Wily Werewolf ...
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apt-get upgrade fail for Unmet dependencies after gcc compile

On my headless Ubuntu 14.04.3, I need to use the last release of gcc compiler (version 5.2.0), so I recompiled locally gcc downloading source an doing a checkinstall ( thanks to helpfull answer here: ...
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update to latest version of usb_modeswitch

How can I update to the latest ( currently version 2.2.5) of usb_modeswitch. the version I now have on ubuntu is 2.1.1 I am on Ubuntu 14 and does not wish to upgrade to 15 Thanks
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Ubuntu upgrade from 12.0 to 14.0 failed, apache2 cannot start

I tried upgrading Ubuntu from 12.0 to 14.0 and the upgrade failed. However, when I tried to start apache2 afterwards, it fails with the message: *Starting web server >apache2 * * The apache2 ...
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How to upgrade current LiveUSB image when booting from it

I was thinking about this after asking this question Can I make a LiveUSB from a LiveUSB?, and when @ByteCommander finally suggested it as a more interesting question I decided to ask. Is it possible ...
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Comodo Antivirus for Linux issue

I use Lubuntu 15.04 and, since the last upgrade the system performed (today, Tuesday, September, 29, 2015), the COMODO AntiVirus for Linux left to work in real time mode (the supposed green color ...
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'sudo dpkg --configure -a' stuck at 'Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) …'

I am new to linux/Ubuntu. I got dpkg error message when I run 'sudo apt-get update': $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Hit http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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Does ubuntu-make keep installed software up-to-date?

I have installed ubuntu-make from the official ppa and with it installed two IDEs and Unity3D. I am not clear on the upgrading process. Does ubuntu-make keep them up-to-date, do I need to do it from ...
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Freeze while using touchpad

There is a small bug that affects me. It already solved and fix released, but updated package accessible only for vivid and higher. I do not know what I must to do to apply this to trusty? Must I do ...
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Connection activation failed (32) Not authorized to control networking

I made the decision to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 via 14.10 as I'd been having a few issues with 14.04, so I ran the command sudo do-release-upgrade. All seemed to go well, until tried to connect to ...
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Synaptic Package Manager is unable to load package indexes after update

I found it interesting that an update/upgrade broke the ability of the Synaptic Package Manager to update from the archives. I do not know what information may be helpful: Ubuntu 14.04 / AMD 64
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Upgrading to 15.04 stalls when trying to install MySQL 5.6

I've just tried to upgrade my ubuntu OS (desktop) and it's just stopped when installing MySQL. It said that i had to update the password (did this twice in the install) but the second time it said ...
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After upgrading ubuntu suddenly my laptop lost power and after that after logging in my pc stop proceeding to desktop what to do

I cant enter my terminal how im gonna fix it when its not proceeding to my desktop is there is a way to recover it
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Ubuntu 15.04 logout delays long time

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but now it has a problem when I logout. My computer delays (or freezes I don't know how to say) about one minute or more then logout. In the first shutdown or ...
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How to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 Live CD to latest 4.1/4.0.6 version?

I am trying to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 live CD to the latest version available (4.1/4.0.6) so that I can try and install the same on hitherto unsupported hardware. I am using the ...
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How to hide/disable “packages have been kept back” list

I'm on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2, and when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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Xorg Server refusing to start after Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid upgrade

Hellu. Yesterday evening I decided to upgrade my laptop (14.04) to the latest release, aka 15.04. I ran "do-release-upgrade" as root, said yes to everything and went to bed. This did not go as smooth ...
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Replace your changes in '/etc/ati/atiapfxx'

I am facing a problem since few weeks with updating my Ubuntu. Usually I receive a notice for updating my Ubuntu, I click download and install, it is be done smoothly. A few weeks back Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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Pear upgrade all is not working in Ubuntu

When I try to upgrade Pear It shows message on terminal as follows Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/xml_util Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/pear Will upgrade ...
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12.04 to 14.04 upgrade hangs at “preparing to configure gdb”

I have a Dell Inspiron i5-3542 laptop reinstalled with Ubuntu 12.05 LTS, however when I tried to upgrade to 14.04 the system hung at preparing to configure gdb. How can I solve this issue?
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Upgrade fail from 14.04 LTS to 14.10

I am trying to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10. Using the automatic update it failed at the "Setting Up New Software Channels" step. The line in the log file in /var/log/dist-update/ showing the ...
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Access ubuntu terminal/sudo after pressing ctrl c and restaring while upgrading system

I tried to upgrade my system from 14.10 to 15.04 and while I was installing it asked me if I want to replace config file. I tried to compare, then didn't know how to exit Ipressed ctrl c and then I ...
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Point Release upgrade: Unable to update Ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2

Very trivial question, but current version of Ubuntu installed on desktop is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as verified by sanchit@sanchit-Home:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: ...
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What applications will be broken on Ubuntu 14.04 to upgrade Bluez from 4.x to the latest 5.x?

Ubuntu 14.04 is still using Bluez 4.x which is unfriendly to BLE (bluetooth low energy). I would like to upgrade to the latest Bluez 5.x but worried about the impact. What will be the problems, if ...
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How can I tell if my upgrade is hung?

I am fairly new to Linux, but am an experienced IT person. I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed as a Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2012 R2 running Hyper-V. I am attempting to update to Ubuntu 15.04. ...
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All data gone after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 through bootable installer

I upgraded by downloading Ubuntu 15.04 and saving to a USB drive. I then unpacked all the files and booted my PC from the USB drive. This activated the install process for 15.05. I selected the ...
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Problems Intel Upgrading in Trusty

I am wondering how do I upgrade an Intel card. This card is harder than any card. I've tried the package xserver-xorg-video-intel but when I install it says: diamond@945GCMX-S2:~/Downloads$ sudo ...
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14.04.2, 15.04 Boot Problems

I have been attempting to install 14.04.2 on a machine that previously ran 14.04 without issues. I can go through installation, install/remove a few packages (removed all non-essential software, ...
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How to “tell” Software updater, I have moved to a new kernel

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (updated from 12.04 which was preinstalled prior to the release of 14.04.02). I am an experienced non-technical desktop gnu/linux user, but relatively new to ubuntu. I ...
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my pc does not shut down properly since I upgraded to Ubunti 15.04

I have a desk top pc. I recently upgraded to Ubunto 15.04. I click on the tool icon in the top right hand corner and click on Shut down. The screen goes blank after a while and an energy saver ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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gpg-agent not handling ssh after ubuntu upgrade

My ubuntu 14.10 setup had gpg-agent handle ssh logins as per the instructions here: http://www.bootc.net/archives/2013/06/09/my-perfect-gnupg-ssh-agent-setup/ It stopped working after I upgraded ...
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Getting an “Enter Passphrase” box at boot

I have upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 today. On 14.10, I did have my home folder encrypted. I have never had to enter a passphrase before (except the initial setting of it). Right after upgrading to ...
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Partial upgrade to 15.04 followed by failing to start

I have a Lenovo B590, I wanted to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15.04. Two times upgrading stopped (last time stayed 2 hours without showing any evolution in the terminal). I forced the shut ...
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Not enough space for upgrade error ( even though space is available)(14.10)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) alongside windows 7 (In a different partition). The partition ubuntu is installed is 60 GB in size. When I tried to upgrade to 15.04 version, I had an ...
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15.04 hung while configuring xsane

After trying a bunch of things, killed the dpkg process thinking it was just updating xsane but it killed the entire upgrade process after 2/3 of it was completed. System no longer boots. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't upgrade to 15.04

Hello I am running ubuntu 14.10 on a Toshiba Portege R930 with core i3 intel, 8GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD. I also use Gnome flashback Metacity. My problem is when I try to upgrade to 15.04 from the ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Lubuntu 14.10?

I have an old laptop with 256 MB RAM, which does not boot from USB nor does it boot CD created from ISO. Only Ubuntu distribution that I managed to boot and install was an old 9.04 Ubuntu that I ...
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failed update, now cannot remove, device or resource busy

Acer Chromebook C7 Trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Upgrade got interrupted and failed. Now when trying to reinstall using crouton I find chroots directory is not empty. Trying to remove ...
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How do I translate Dmsg out put after Ubuntu 14.04 installation, as below?

Dmsg.txt: [ 676.628722] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1267 at /build/buildd/linux-3.13.0/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c:4195 intel_modeset_check_state+0x73c/0x750 [i915]() [ 676.628726] wrong ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 14.04 ubuntu desktop

I am running 10.04 ubuntu version and since it's out dated now, I want to switch to 14.04. Can I upgrade to 14.04 from 10.04 or do I have to re-install the distribution. Also my ubuntu 10.04 is a 32 ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop to Ubuntu 14.10 Server

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop successfully installed on a dedicated PC but now wish to install Ubuntu 14.10 Server instead as I want to setup my own cloud server and also an Open VPN server. Is it ...
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Fix unmet dependencies libc-bin

I am trying to install some programs, but I met with unmet dependencies. For example, sudo apt-get upgrade yields Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...